Fuel continues unabated to rise in price, between tax and oil price rises we are looking at 20% every two years. But, modern cars use significantly less fuel than ever before in a final effort to stop the mass exodus of buyers to hybrid or even full electric cars.
But an efficient, clean car is one thing, but can electric cars really be considered for business car leasing as well as for city use in private hands.
In truth the answer is not absolutely clear. Hybrids are a complete every day useable car with virtually no downsides and lots of positives like lower benefit in kind, lower fuel use and lower running costs. But alternative fuelled cars such as hydrogen and all electric cars such as BMW’s new i3 remain as yet unknown packages with some questions on range and usability yet to be answered.
For example, you get into your electric car and its frozen, how are you going to get the screen clear and how are you going to get warm? Undoubtedly, electric cars are going to have some say in the car leasing market, but it remains to be seen how large that influence is.